Organized Crime

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For courses in Introduction to Organized Crime.

 

Dispelling current myths regarding organized crime, Lyman and Potter’s fourth edition reveals a truer picture of organized crime and criminal activity today.  Providing scholarly treatment and a social perspective, the authors explore the concept of organized crime, the historical foundation for its evolution and development, and the current status of criminal groups in today’s society. Offering timely and respected research, this edition includes a thorough examination of drug trafficking, new sections on emerging organized crime groups, updated case studies, more coverage international groups, updated statistics, graphics and more!

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"I would classify this book as one of the best, if not the best organized crime textbook on the market. It is very readable, straightforward, and presents the material in a sound way." — Kenneth L. Mullen, Appalachian State University


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Organized Crime, Third Edition enlivens today's discussion of hot criminal topics: who the organized crime players are, what they do, and how to bring them to justice. The third edition features discussions of the following:

New topics:
  • Arms trafficking
  • Contraband smuggling
  • Counterfeiting
  • Environmental crime
  • Trafficking in gems and gold
  • High-tech crime
  • Intellectual property rights violations
  • Trafficking in women and children
Updates on:
  • Trafficking in nuclear material
  • 21st century terrorism and the impact of 9-11
  • Albanian drug smuggling networks
  • Expansion of Chinese and Japanese organized crime
  • Mexican, Nigerian, Dominican drug syndicates
  • Recent changes in Southeast/Southwest Asia
  • Drug trafficking trends
  • Piracy

Organized Crime, Third Edition, gives students what they need to know about organized crime and the criminal justice system's fight to stop it. Exciting current topics, along with fully-updated research and references, will keep students abreast of the most important issues and trends in organized crime today!

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